Laura Guido

Coupeville’s new water filtration system set to go online in July

Coupeville is a couple of large steps closer to having cleaner, better-tasting water. Monday, four large tanks to be used for a new filtration system… Continue reading

State Parks to host new events, programs throughout summer

Those hoping to get outside this summer but are looking for new ways to do so, need not look far. Local State Parks staff members… Continue reading

County weighs requests for infrastructure investment dollars

Oak Harbor is asking Island County for money to purchase a boat-repair and storage facility for its marina. The city was one of three government… Continue reading

Sailors, vets pitch in to build trail

Veterans and current service members make some of the best volunteers, according to Roy Zipp, superintendent for National Park Service Operations for Ebey’s Landing National… Continue reading

Coupeville classroom moves outdoors

The classroom got significantly larger for Coupeville Elementary School fourth graders Wednesday. In fact, it grew to approximately 86 acres. Sixty students trekked 10 minutes… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Public Schools recognized for green efforts

Many of the efforts that began years ago at one elementary school in Oak Harbor have taken root throughout the district, and now its students,… Continue reading

Downtown building transformed into student art gallery

Oak Harbor art teachers have long been searching for another way to display student works outside of a one-night show in a school cafeteria “The… Continue reading

3 transported in head-on accident

Three people were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday after a head-on collision on Highway 20, officials said. Around 3:50 p.m., a man… Continue reading

New Whidbey air service takes flight

The trip to Seattle from Oak Harbor takes just 19 minutes if Chris Taylor is driving. “Some people wait longer than that for coffee,” Taylor… Continue reading

County takes step to help Wagon Wheel

The Island County Planning Commission has taken the first step to eliminate a potential barrier for Oak Harbor to provide water to a mobile home… Continue reading

Autism Partnership collaborates to create workshop series

Michelle and Brian Kepler sometimes feel like they’re almost constantly apologizing for their son. But for the last several weeks, they’ve had a place they… Continue reading

Fabulous bingo!

Senior Resources fundraiser combines drag queens, fun

State AG talks Navy Growlers, opioids during EDC meeting

The state’s top lawyer said Tuesday he and his team are “very much aware” of the Growler noise situation on Whidbey Island but had no… Continue reading

Whale dumped on beach raises smelly questions

When the massive carcass of a gray whale washes up on Puget Sound shores, it’s towed to a less-populated area to decompose in peace. However,… Continue reading

Snow fell heavily on county budget

In areas presumably other than milk and bread, February’s uncharacteristically rough weather seems to have had an impact on sales tax revenue. Island County Budget… Continue reading

Filing results in few election contests

Candidate filing week wrapped up Friday, resulting in multiple contested races in 2019 Island County elections. As of Friday morning, Michael Crawford will challenge incumbent… Continue reading

Dancing for a cause: Belly dance flash mob performs to raise money for CADA

These women sway and jingle to the upbeat Middle Eastern music for more than a love of dance. The local Shimmy Mob group took to… Continue reading

Motorcyclist transported after crash last Wednesday

A man was transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a motorcycle accident last Wednesday. At approximately 4 p.m., the man was traveling southbound… Continue reading

Island County Public Health asks gardeners to Grow-a-Row

Access to healthy food shouldn’t be a privilege. Island County Public Health Coordinator Nicole Whittington-Johnson is trying to spread the word to gardeners and farmers… Continue reading

Commissioner holding housing informational meeting

While officials agree the lack of affordable housing has hit a crisis level countywide, they also agree it looks different across zip codes. To promote… Continue reading